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Often used to describe dramatic natural land features. SlideThe mountain trek included crossing a precarious chasm.
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Can also symbolize emotional or philosophical separation in literature or discussions. SlideTheir disagreement created a chasm in their friendship.
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Suggests a very large and often intimidating or insurmountable gap. SlideThe chasm below was a dark void, intimidating the hikers.